Marcus Stroman was unhappy that the New York Mets began Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins in a steady rain, which interrupted his outing after nine pitches. Stroman took to Twitter during the rain delay to express his displeasure. While Mets manager Luis Rojas started Stroman, Miami manager Don Mattingly opted to use reliever John Curtiss as an opener.
The New York Mets sidestepped another meteorological miscue Monday night. A day after pushing starter Marcus Stroman to pitch amid rain that paused play after seven minutes, the Mets called off their game Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies with another downpour en route, rescheduling it as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday. New York has played just five games in the first 12 days of the season due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the Washington Nationals and then bad weather.
Inclement weather caused the postponement of Monday's game between the host New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The game was postponed to Tuesday, where the teams will play a single-admission doubleheader starting at 4:10 p.m. The game was supposed to open a four-game series against the National League East rival Phillies.